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Gen. John Hyten on Key Factors to Effective DoD Electromagnetic Strategy

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Gen. John Hyten
Gen. John Hyten Vice Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff

Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, said that joint-service capabilities and industry partnerships will help drive the Department of Defense’s (DoD) electromagnetic spectrum strategy, C4ISRnet reported Wednesday.

Hyten told attendees at an Association of Old Crows webcast that the DoD must renew focus on developing capabilities at the service-level to support joint functions. 

Another objective is to evolve a fully integrated and agile EMS infrastructure to support electromagnetic readiness efforts, he added. Other key factors that Hyten highlighted include effective joint-based governance and sufficient resources for the U.S. Strategic Command.

“In the challenges of the future, whoever we are in contest with, we have to be able to effectively fight and win the electromagnetic spectrum fight right from the beginning,” said Hyten. “That is electronic warfare in every domain.”

The Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) is expected to publish a draft report on multidomain operations this month, according to Hyten. The report will include details on supporting concepts such as joint all-domain command and control, information advantage, contested logistics and joint global fires.